08 Nov 2017

United Kingdom-Bristol: Engineering services

Type of document: Pre-information procedures
Country: United Kingdom
OJEU Ref: (2017/S 213-443904/EN)
Nature of contract: Service contract
Procedure: Not applicable
Regulation of procurement: EU
Type of bid required: Not applicable

Section I: Contracting authority
I.1) Name addresses and contact point(s):
Ministry of Defence, Agencies/Misc, Other
Larch 0a # 2021, Abbey Wood
Postal code: BS34 8JH
United Kingdom
For the attention of: Michael Donnelly
Phone: +44 3067937693
Email: Michael.Donnelly716@mod.uk
Internet Address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Address of the buyer profile:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2) Type of the contracting authority:
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3) Main activity:
I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities/entities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: No
Section II: Object of the contract:
II.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority/entity:
Engineering Delivery Partner.
II.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Service category: Air transport services of passengers and freight, except transport of mail
II.3) Information on framework agreement
II.4) Short description of nature and scope of works or nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
DE&S is seeking an Engineering Delivery Partner for a Cat A requirement. This will be predominantly a Service provision Contract based largely at MoD Bristol, Abbey Wood.
Lots: The contract is divided into lots: No
II.5) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV):
71300000, 71318000
II.6) Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 31.7.2018
II.7) Additional information:
The UK MOD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is notifying the market of a potential forthcoming procurement to appoint an Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP).
DE&S performs a vital, bespoke and challenging role in support of national security: it equips and supports the UK’s Armed Forces for operations now and in the future. In procuring new military equipment, commodities and services, supporting in-service equipment through-life and managing global logistics operations, DE&S is responsible for delivering some of the most complex products and services in the world which covers around 14 000 000 000 GBP per annum of the MOD’s total third party spend with industry. DE&S employs a mix of civil servants and military personnel, plus contractor staff to perform specialist roles and its internal workforce is deployed at numerous locations in the UK and overseas. The bulk of the workforce however, is located on several main operating sites, with over half based at the main acquisition hub at Abbey Wood, Bristol.
DE&S’s activities range from the provision and support of complex equipment’s, such as nuclear submarines and combat aircraft, through to global logistics operations in hostile environments and high volume, low value items such as clothing and commodities such as fuel and food. This often involves innovative technologies, complex safety assessments, sophisticated supply chains and the full spectrum of sourcing strategies. The outputs from DE&S are used by the UK’s Armed Forces in uncertain environments and operational roles that are subject to changing demands.
Engineering Function
The Engineering function within DE&S is at the heart of acquiring (procuring and supporting) the equipment, systems and commodities needed to generate military capability. Delivering the Equipment and Support Programme requires a strong engineering capability. This is because by the time a contract is placed on industry many of the key engineering decisions have already been made — decisions in determining the equipment and capability solution, the procurement and support strategies, and how it will be integrated to deliver the required capability. The Engineering function enables the DE&S vision of ‘building a safe and professional engineering culture and community, through which engineers and scientists apply their knowledge and expertise to solve problems for Defence’. It is the largest function within DE&S and the most complex in breadth of disciplines and specialisms. Key aspects of the function’s responsibilities are:
— Managing technical risks,
— Managing engineering resources and services,
— Defining and assuring engineering good practice.
The EDP Requirement
DE&S is developing the Commercial Model for the provision of an EDP to assist in the delivery of technical support services and the temporary resourcing within the DE&S Engineering Function. This requirement will form part of DE&S’s transformation strategy towards a best-in-class delivery organisation. EDP is a Category A project which will meet the future requirements of DE&S and wider MOD for Engineering Technical Support Services. The requirement will be for a wide range of Engineering products and services, varying in complexity and criticality and will cover the full scope of technical services currently provided through existing Commercial routes and also additional services and support which may be required in the future. The Partner will be required to be agile and flexible to the requests of DE&S and work closely with the Engineering Function to provide continuous improvement to the way Engineering Services are delivered in order to achieve a number of benefits including but not limited to:
— Reduced cost;
— Enhanced quality;
— Improving the way in which services are provided;
— Enhancing the forward planning of technical support to business units;
— Standardising the way in which services are requested and defined, and;
— Standardising the delivery of outputs.
Additional Information:
DE&S will be holding an Industry Day in Filton, Bristol on the morning of the 16.11.2017 between 10:00-12:00. Delegates are asked to arrive from 9:30.
The venue address is as follows:
Holiday Inn Bristol Filton, Filton Road, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1QX.
The Industry Day will involve a briefing session from the Authority on the requirement, timeframes and process followed by a question and answer session. There will also be an opportunity for networking between interested organisations following the event. The Authority welcomes attendance from all potential Engineering Services Suppliers including Small to Medium sized Enterprises.
Registration to attend
Please e-mail DESComrcl-CM-PSS@mod.gov.uk with the following details by Tuesday 7 November:
Name of attendee(s):
Email details:
Company name and address:
Are you a Small to Medium Sized Enterprise: Y/N
Position within company:
Telephone number:
As we anticipate a large number of interested parties wanting to attend, we are limiting attendance to a maximum of two people per company. A confirmation e-mail will be sent out to all those registered to attend a week before the event.
Contact details and expressions of interest will also be forwarded to a Data Room hosted by the Award tool. The data room is being used to disseminate information and updates regarding the future requirement. The Award team will then make contact directly to arrange registration and access to the projects data room.
Non-attendance of the Industry Day or failure to express an interest at this juncture will not preclude or prejudice engagement with this potential requirement at a later date.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1) Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2) Conditions for participation
III.2.1) Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1) Information about European Union funds
VI.2) Additional information
The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification. Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk GO Reference: GO-2017113-DCB-11330709.
VI.3) Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4) Date of dispatch of this notice: 03.11.2017